OS X Mountain Lion

Show hidden files Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

NOTE: If the following command didn’t work, just simply change TRUE/FALSE to…

NOTE: If the following command didn’t work, just simply change TRUE/FALSE to YES/NO.

To enable hidden files/folders in finder windows:

  1. Open Finder
  2. Open the Utilities folder
  3. Open a terminal window
  4. Copy and paste the following line in:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
  5. Press return
  6. Now hold ‘alt’ on the keyboard and right click on the Finder icon
  7. Click on Relaunch
You should find you will now be able to see any hidden files or folders. One you are done, perform the steps above however, replace the terminal command in step 4 with:
defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE